Kristi Schultz joined the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy as a program analyst in December 2021. Her research focuses on a variety of policy issues.

Currently, Schultz works to evaluate the program implementation and effectiveness of three agencies using grant funds from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Association. The agencies serve populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways, such as those who lost employment and faced financial instability. Schultz also works with the John Boner Neighborhood Centers to assess programs seeking to positively impact the crime and recidivism rates in the Near Eastside neighborhood. She has more than two years of experience conducting clinical and community-based participatory research in various disciplines.

Prior to joining the CRISP team, Schultz worked at the IU School of Medicine in the Neurology department. There, she served as a clinical research specialist on a large-scale longitudinal clinical research study of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. She has previously worked in direct service providing mental health and substance use treatment to individuals of all ages.


  • M.S.W., Social Work, School of Social Work, Indiana University
  • B.A, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Indiana University


  • “Closing the Gap: Increasing Community Mental Health Services in Rural Indiana.” Published in the Community Mental Health Journal, January 1, 2021
  • Member, Indiana Evaluation Association (2022–present)
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa (2017–present)